Swedish Thrash Metaller’s The Haunted are geared up to kick off the promotional campaign for their upcoming ninth studio album effort entitled “Strength In Numbers”. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album will be released worldwide via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS on August 25, 2017 and it’s finally time to reveal the first details about the release…
The album’s debut single for the merciless and in-your-face track “Brute Force” is out today, check out the music video produced by Oscar Dziedziela / OD Visual The track is also available streaming via Spotify at http://bit.ly/BRUTEFORCE.
THE HAUNTED checked in to comment on the track as follows:
“We’re very excited to finally be able to air our first single from the new album “Strength In Numbers” and let it set the tone for the brutality of the album. “Brute Force” is one of those songs written in the early stage of making the album and shows our hunger to make new music, uncompromising, unforgiving and just to the point.”
The artwork for “Strength In Numbers”, as seen above, was once again created by THE HAUNTED’s longtime designer Andreas Pettersson. The tracklisting reads as follows:
THE HAUNTED – “Strength In Numbers”:
1. Fill The Darkness With Black
2. Brute Force
4. Preachers Of Death
5. Strength In Numbers
6. Tighten The Noose
7. This Is The End
8. The Fall
9. Means To An End
The album’s limited edition Mediabook CD version will additionally include the bonus tracks “Illusions” and “Sinister”, 3 stickers and expanded layouts. “Strength In Numbers” will also be available on 180-gram vinyl in various editions: Black LP, Limited Silver LP (200 copies / Sweden only) and Limited Clear LP (300 Copies / USA only).
Last but not least, an extremely limited Deluxe LP package will be available from CM Distro / CM Webshop in Europe ONLY. This very special edition is limited to 500 copies on transparent red vinyl and comes with a printed guitar tablature book, a poster, a set of 3 guitar picks and the entire album on CD as a bonus. Grab it before it’s too late!
A video teaser from the album’s recording sessions can be seen here: https://youtu.be/sWHJnmXxfFY
A list of the upcoming live dates announced so far for THE HAUNTED in support of “Strength In Numbers” can be found here:
THE HAUNTED – Live 2017:
31.08.2017 Oslo (Norway) – Blå
01.09.2017 Stavanger (Norway) – Folken
02.09.2017 Bergen (Norway) – Hulen
08.09.2017 Örebro (Sweden) – Frimis Salonger +
09.09.2017 Linköping (Sweden) – Backstage +
15.09.2017 Borlänge (Sweden) – Liljan
16.09.2017 Sundsvall (Sweden) – Club Destroyer
21.09.2017 Göteborg (Sweden) – Pustervik +
22.09.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) – Debaser Strand +
23.09.2017 Malmö (Sweden) – KB +
29.09.2017 Hultsfred (Sweden) – Mörkaste Småland Festival
30.09.2017 Eskilstuna (Sweden) – Loket
07.10.2017 Hoogeveen (The Netherlands) – Graveland Fest
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THE HAUNTED’s latest album “Exit Wounds” (2015) was highly praised as a return to form and managed to enter international sales charts upon release as follows: Germany # 64, Finland # 15, Switzerland # 100, Sweden # 32, USA # 151 Top Current Albums, USA # 5 Heatseekers.
THE HAUNTED line-up:
Marco Aro – Vocals
Jensen – Guitars
Ola Englund – Guitars
Jonas Björler – Bass
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
More details about THE HAUNTED and “Strength In Numbers” will be revealed in the coming weels.